THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY VISITS MAROPENG
The 21 June saw a number of SA Navy representatives converging on Maropeng where the Chief of the South African Navy formally briefed members of the Military Attaché and Advisor Corps (MAAC). The briefing is an annual event that aims to strengthen the existing relations between the South African Navy and Defence Attachés based in South Africa.
“This year, the Navy decided to do something different, and Maropeng seemed the perfect place,” says Navy Warrant Officer Pippie Groenewald. “We wanted to experience something historical and cultural, and what better place to do that than at Maropeng.”
The group of 50 – comprising 12 South African Navy representatives and 38 MAAC members – were treated to tea and coffee on arrival, as well as lunch at the Tumulus Restaurant. The group then had the chance to experience a Maropeng tour. “The lunch was delicious and the Maropeng tour we went on was amazing and educational. Everyone had a great time,” adds WO Groenewald.
Managing Director of Maropeng, Tony Rubin was delighted to host the distinguished visitors in true Maropeng style. “Our human origins are explained at Maropeng, and it is important for people to understand their origins, and to be welcomed home. For us it is important that as many people as possible visit Maropeng. The South African Navy brought along Defence Attachès from other countries to visit us, which will certainly help spread the word of the importance and significance of this World Heritage Site,” he concludes.
Caption: Pictured here is Chief of the Navy Vice-Admiral Johannes Mudimu (in the striped shirt – second from the left), with Defence Attachès that attended the function.
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